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July 1, 1976     The Glenville Democrat
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July 1, 1976

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The lenv i I le emocrat A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper Published Bx And For Gilmer Counts People Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] GLENVILLE, GILMER COUIrY, WV 26351 Thursday. July 1, 1976 4O f :% ; :::%, - Because of a lack of water at Cedar Creek State were swimming in water pumped from Cedar Creek Well has recently been dug and should provide fresh State park officials hope to make several repairs on Photo] State vows to finish projects at Cedar Creek West Virginia Department of Natural Resources Director, Ira Latimer, gave assurances last Friday that the water shortage problem at Cedar Creek State Park would be taken care of this week. Latimer made his remarks after receiving a petition containing over 400 names of citizens expressing their concern over the water shortage at the state park. The petition was presented to Latimer by Ran Gregory and Russell Bush of Glenville. Gregory began the drive for petition signatures after investigating complaints from campers who told him that there was no water in the campgrounds during the folk festival weekend. According to Park Superin- tendent, Carl Richards the reservoir which normally serves the park went dry that weekend. Chemical toilets had to be brought in and water for the swimming pool was pumped in from Cedar Creek. In 1972 the State Legislature appropriated $120,000 for the con- struction of a new water system and park office, but up until last week the only work on the water system that had been done was the installation of new water lines in an expanded campground area and the repair of a leak in the reservoir. However, a new well which will supply over twice as much water as the old one was drilled last week and should be operating soon. Latimer explained that the Division of Parks and Recreation has over 170 improvement projects scheduled for other parks in the state. "We're not as up-to-date on our projects as we'd like to be. I think everybody in West Virginia knows that. The governor and the legislature have been on us to get these things done. We try to do as much as we can and we try to set some priorities as we go," said Latimer. Other rojects which are nearing completion at Cedar Creek State Park are the construction on picnic shelters. construction of a garage and workshop and some campground expansion. Other projects which Latimer said he hoped to see finished in the near future include the construction of tennis courts, a higher water level restoration in three of the park ponds and the repair of the park swimming pool. According to Latimer. bids have been advertised three times for paving of the tennis courts. All three times the bids were in excess of the $23,975 appropriated for the paving. He indicated that he may try to contract with the State Highways Department to do the iob. Engineers from the Planning and Development division of the Division of Parks and Recreation are finishing construction of a small earthen dam in a watershed area above the three ponds, which have also been plagued 0y a shortage of water. The dam, which was begun but never completed last summer, will be used as a supplemental source of water for the ponds. According to Planning and Development division Head Engineer, Jim Stayer one of the ponds which is almost totally dry now will store two acre feet of water when water is pumped to it from the danl. Water from behind the dam will also be used to maintain a higher water level in the other two large ponds on the property. Improvements planned for the swimming pool may include a new filtration system, new deck surface and repair of leaks, Although there has been no formal work plan drawn up for the swimming pool, Kermit McKeever chief of the Division of Parks and Recreation said Friday that money for this project would probably come from $100,000 which was appropriated for Cedar Creek Park by the recent session of the legislature. WATER PROBLEM PErlTION - L-R Russell Bush and Ran Gregory of Glenville are shown presenting a petition to W.V. Department of Natural Reources Director Ira Latimer. The petition which contained over 400 names, called for a solution to the problem of lack of water at Cedar Creek State Park. [Democrat Photo] m m m j a-- Celebrate the 4th with a picnic in the park '******* residents are picnic Creek State County Festival '76 Since many Plans and the a0 means of number this will be and do-it-your- tables. However, some may find it convenient to bring a card table for their food baskets. The No. 1 picnic shelter (to the left of the parking area as one faces the bath house) has been reserved as headquarters. It is near the parking area, toilets in the bath house, swimming pool, and a large open'field for the dinner tables and games. Glenville State College is providing a public address system for those who appropriate program of short speeches and songs. Coach Lilly has a group planning games for the children. Play equipment, minature golf range, and swimming pool are also near the picnic area. The Gilmer County Bicentennial Committee hopes that a large number of county residents find it convenient to join in this celebration of our Nation's 200th birthday, and that the day will be fair. However, in case of County Historical Society will have published and distributed to sponsors in the near future. Each biography requires a sponsor fee of $5 to pay for collection, printing, and distribution costs. No member of the Society is being paid for their work in making this collection. To date some 160 biographies and a few family histories have been collected. However, since this is to be a booklet of biographies only, the family histories Red Cross to bel[in fund drive On Sunday, July 11 the Gilmer County Chapter of the American Red Cross will begin a fund drive which may help to save your life some day. The :oup will be ,:Gh,.:tiag [mds for their.own chapter's work and as a contribution toward the construction of a new Regional Blood Center in Huntington. The Gilmer County Chapter was re-organized last year as a member of the Tri-State Red Cross Blood Program, This action made it possible for any resident of Gilmer County to get blood free of charge in any hospital in the country. After admittance to a hospital, the patient should tell the hospital that they belong to the Gilmer County Red Cross Blood Program. The hospital in turn contacts the blood center in Huntington, Parkersburg or a sub- center and the blood is sent immediately or a replacement for blood used at the hospital is sent later. Blood and blood products have been supplied to hospitals in West Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Maryland and Kentucky for Gilmer County residents. ....... Tri-State Blood Ce;>r :, Huntington began piatelet collection in 1969. Platelets are used in therapy for lukemia patients. Money from the fund drive will also be used to help maintain the Red Cross telephone service to military family and veterans. Under this program service men are notified of serious illness and death of family members. Anyone who donates $1 or more will be entitled to vote in the Gilmer County Red Cross Chapter's annual meeting. If you aren't home when a volunteer calls send your donation to the Gilmer County Red Cross, 945 Mineral Rd., Glenville, W.Va. own chairs s as in the folding care to come at II:30 a.m. for religious services and for the program at 2 p.m. since come churches have special morning programs planned, members of their congregations can join the Park group from noon until 2 p.m. for the basket lunch, or for the program that follows. Rev. Jay Slater, program chairman, and Mrs. Bessie Bell Scott, Committee chairman, are planning an rain, since we have no large sheltered area, the picnic will have to be canceled. Those coming to the picnic are reminded that they may turn-in biographies of approximately 250 words for a Gilmer County resident if they have not done so earlier. These are for the booklet that the Gilmer are to be edited into individual biographies in keeping with the News ld Deadline chanpd original purpose and plan of the project, and in fairness to those who ! have Labored to develop biographies Since the Post Office will be closed this Monday, July 5 within the specified word limit. This is the final call for we'd like to remind anyone who plans to send news or dents' living r dead' fr the prject Lbiographies of Gilmer County rest- advertisements to make sure they arrive by Saturday, July J3. called Heritage '76. Rosedale welcomes the return of doctors is doctors in of Luther hills and of Gilmer Cammuni_ small to Practice. with the trip to of the and has all Thomas been a Satellite hat the in Were a clinic. a local bit of and lxed the "The clinic wouldn't be here without the help of the Bennetts. Doyle Bennett just decided that this is what he wanted to do and he did it," says Dr. Heller. Fay Bennett sees the clinic as a memorial to Dr. Roberts. "Dr. Roberts spent many years riding horseback through the moun- tains, in all kinds of weather. I feel like the clinic should be a tribute to all the hours he put in and the hardships be endured. I'm sure he'd be proud to see the way his office is being used today," she says. The doctors alternate visits to Rosedale. The clinic is open on Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon, although they're usually there longer. Nurse Carolyn Arnold and lab technician Santa Cain also alternate visits to the clinic. Many patients are receiving their first medical care in years when they visit the clinic. "The first patient I saw out there had untreated congestive heart failure that was severe and she'd iust been living with it and continuing to work in her garden and do as much of her daily activities as she could, but having just a horrible time with her breathing. She hadn't seen a doctor in years," says Dr. Hailer. COUNTRY CLINIC - People are coming down from the hills building donated 'by Doyle and Fay Bennett. That's Wenton and hollows around Roedale every Friday for medical Crislip mounting his tractor for the trip home. [Democrat attention that was once at least 25 miles away. Staff from the photo] Gllmer County Medical Center have set up shop in this "Now she's much improved. We've found a lot of patients who have been untouched by doctors because it's too far to go, too expensive, they couldn't afford the transportation of they didn't like doctors or one thing or the other. Now they come to us because we're here." Dr, Heller has found that he is practicing a different style of medicine in Rosedale, "In Rosedale we don't have access to a lot of the equipment we have in Clenville. So you have to make decisions based almost exclusively on clinical impressions and clinical judgments, so in some degree it's a difference in style of medicine. It's also a real personal kind of practice." he adds. Dr, Heller stresses that the response of the community has insured flu; clinic's success. "We've iust had a great time out there." he says. "'The people all know each other, so they don't mind waiting ar,,umt in tim waiting room. It's just a ditTtu'ent crowd of people than we see at the clinic in Glenville. Our goal was to bring medicine to where it hasn't linen and it's been an exciting experience."